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Anna Maria (Mary Ann) Virts / Wirtz

Anna Maria (Mary Ann) Virts / Wirtz

Female 1815 - 1887  (71 years)

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  • Name Anna Maria (Mary Ann) Virts / Wirtz  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 30 Mar 1815  Lovettsville, Loudoun Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 7, 8
    Christened 3 Sep 1815  New Jerusalem Luth. Ch., Lovettsville, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Female 
    AFN 2T6P-5WQ 
    Died 1 Jan 1887  Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Dublin Cemetery, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 10
    Person ID I402  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2017 

    Father Jacob Virts / Wirtz, Sr.,   b. 26 May 1768, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1829, Lovettsville, Loudoun Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Louisa ("Lucy") Bruner,   b. 20 Oct 1788, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1825, Loudoun Cnty, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Marriage License Date 12 Nov 1807  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Married 17 Nov 1807  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Winfield Snouffer,   b. 21 Dec 1806, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1888, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage License Date 11 Dec 1833  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Married Aft 11 Dec 1833  Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 6, 9, 13, 14, 15
    Children 
     1. Lucy Ellen Snouffer,   b. 15 Dec 1834, Frederick Cnty, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1918, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Somerset R. Snouffer,   b. 28 Apr 1838, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1896, Jackson Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Catherine F. Snouffer,   b. Sep 1840, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     4. Susan Rebecca Snouffer,   b. 5 Jan 1843, Worthington, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1893, Lowry City, St. Clair Cnty, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     5. George V. Snouffer,   b. Apr 1845, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1917, Berwick, St. Mary Parish, LA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     6. Martha A. ("Mattie") Snouffer,   b. 24 Sep 1847, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1879  (Age 32 years)
     7. Joseph Winfield Snouffer,   b. 9 Jul 1853, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1933, Sharon Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. William Jerome Snouffer,   b. Abt 1858, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891  (Age ~ 33 years)
     9. Mary E. Snouffer,   b. 6 Jul 1850, Franklin Cnty, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1877  (Age 26 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2010 16:52:50 
    Family ID F124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Anna Maria Virts / Wirtz
    Anna Maria Virts / Wirtz
    Dublin Cemetery (Jul 2004)

  • Notes 
    • On 11 Dec 1833 "Mary Wirts" and George Snouffer obtained a Frederick County license to marry. See Dorothy H. Smith, Frederick County [MD] Marriage Licenses, 1778-1839, p. 197 (1979). Jim Wood states that they married on that date (which is unlikely). THE SNUFFERS, pp. 50-51. Wood states that "George and Mary (Wirtz) Snouffer died in Franklin County, Ohio." (Ibid, p. 51, citing Diane Phenegar, Granville, OH)

      According to Jeanie Virts LaGrave:
      Anna Maria's grandmother "Susanna Brunner, wife of John..., lived in the large brick house to the right of the public road. This was a portion of Sweeds Folly, later called Mt. Auburn...and several family weddings were held in the home. One was the marriage of Anna Wirtz (Susanna's granddaughter) to George Snouffer on December 11, 1833, by Rev. Charles Reighly. Susanna lived at Mt. Auburn until her death, July 24, 1834.
      "Susanna and John Brunner had five children: Jacob***. Mary Ann***. John***. Louisa (Lucy) ***. Benjamin ***. ***
      "The 2 1/2 story house was constructed of brick from England. The walls are 13 inches thick and include belt coursing. The original lintels and window sills still remain and the 19th century windows remain on the second floor. Much of the original chair rail, baseboard and floors, door frames and windows have survived. Hand-wrought nails with rose heads, hand-split lathes, and undressed studding attest to the early period of the South section of the house. *** Throughout the years "Mt. Auburn" was a fine elegant home and was known as one of the most valuable farms in the area, until [the] 1960's when neglect and vandalism took it's [sic] toll on the stately mansion."
      See: Jeanie Virts LaGrave, "Sweeds Folly" in The Descendants of Wilhelm Wurtz at http://www.virtsfamilies.info/FamStories/sweeds_follyi.htm (accessed Nov 2010).

      The 1850 Ohio census records Mary as a 36-yr old woman living with her husband "Snoffer, Geo [sic]", and children Ellen, Somerset, Catherine, Rebecca, George, Martha, and Mary. 1850 Ohio Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (GR 112, p. 232).

      In 1860 the census shows: "Snoffer, George," a 53 year old farmer born in Maryland, living with his wife "Mary A," 45, and children: "Sommersett," 22; "Catharine," 19; Rebecca, 17; George, 15; Martha, 12; Mary, 9; Joseph, 6; and "Willie," 3. 1860 U.S. Census, Perry Twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 653, Roll 962, stamped p. 294).

      In the 1870 census Mary is listed as a 55-yr old woman, born in Virginia, "Keeping House," and living with her husband George "Snoffer" and children Martha, Mary, Joseph, and "Willie." 1870 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (M 593, Roll 1200, stamped p. 682).

      The 1880 census lists Mary as 68 years old, husband George as 73, and states that "William," then 23, was living with them. 1880 U.S. Census, Perry twsp, Franklin Cnty, OH (T 9, Roll 1015, stamped p. 170).

      Mary's obelisk tombstone in the Dublin, OH, Cemetery, although badly worn, reads: "Mary Ann wife of George Snouffer died Jan 1, 1887 aged 71 y 9 m 1 d."

  • Sources 
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    7. [S50] Thomas, Carl|, Carl Thomas, "Thomas Family Web Page", (Carl Thomas, www.lock4.com/carl).

    8. [S65] Cem - Dublin, OH|, Dublin Cemetery Tombstone, (Dublin, Franklin Cnty, OH).

    9. [S64] Virts|, Gary Virts, "Virts Family Genealogy", (Gary Virts, http://web.archive.org/web/20080629211452rn_1/www.geocities.com/virts1 [website no longer viable]. Email: loudounva@msn.com for searchable database, available on CD only. ).

    10. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 31354937.

    11. [S111] Myers Marriages 1 |, Margaret E. Myers, MARRIAGE LICENSES OF FREDERICK COUNTY [MD], 1778-1810, (Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD : 2d ed 1994), pp.16, 161.

    12. [S718] Smith Marriages|, Dorothy H. Smith, Frederick County [MD] Marriage Licenses, 1778-1839, (Unpublished Monograph, "Publication Rights Reserved," by Dorothy H. Smith, United States : 15 Jun 1979), F187.F8 S65 1900z., p. 197.

    13. [S10] Snuffers|, James L. Wood, Jr., THE SNUFFERS, (BJW Printers; Beckley, WV : 1989), 929.273Sn72., pp. 50-51.

    14. [S987] MD Church Docs, 1668-1995|, Various Maryland Churches, Maryland, Church Records, 1668-1995, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2385204?collectionNameFilter=false).

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